Ceal Floyer, Hammer and Nail (2018). Video projection with audio, dimensions variable. © Ceal Floyer. Courtesy Lisson Gallery.
For centuries, artists and philosophers have theorised about the relationship between private and public space, materially and conceptually. In Henri Lefebvre's Critique of Everyday Life (1947), he discusses the relationship between personal and private life as an 'interconnectedness', where our internal and external lives mutually inform one another. Particularly in urban settings, the ramifications of how we live among, and indeed with, everyday objects have been the subject of artistic address. In her exhibition at the Lisson Gallery in London, the Berlin-based artist Ceal Floyer (b1968) – renowned for her poetics of the everyday – through a myriad of forms and mediums embarks on a terrain of the familiar, subtle and uncanny. I interviewed Floyer to get a sense of her practice and to discuss the body of new work she is exhibiting at the Lisson Gallery.